Paterson Free Public Library     

250 Broadway Ave Paterson, NJ 07501           973.321.1223       

HOURS

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While our building remains closed, we remain 

ready and able to serve you.  

OUR FRESH START SERVICES

Fresh Start @ Your Library is a statewide library reentry program that is focused on reconnecting returning citizens with their communities at public libraries. We offer:

  • Private one-on-one sessions with a social worker
     

  • Referrals to employment opportunities
     

  • Job Readiness and Occupational Skills Training
     

  • GED Preparation                                                            

  • Community Resource Fairs


For more information visit our website: 
https://www.njstatelib.org/freshstart

CONTACTS

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Nicole L. Warren, LSW

Social Worker
nwarren@njstatelib.org
609-278-2640 xt. 180

Jondhi Harrell

Program Manager
jharrell@njstatelib.org
609-278-2640 xt. 176

LOCAL RESOURCES:

General Assistance

  • Salvation Army
    545 W Broadway, Paterson, NJ 07522 
    973-790-4817
     

  • NJ Reentry Corporation Modified services available
    Call Jada at 973-910-0149 

Health

  • St. Joseph’s Medical Center
    24-hr Crisis Hotline
    973-754-2230
    703 Main Street Paterson NJ 07503
     

  • Turing Point (addiction)
    680 Broadway, Suite 104
    Paterson NJ 07501
    973-239-4600
     

  • Straight & Narrow, Inc (addiction)
    973-345-6000 
    Info@straightandnarrowinc.org
    508 Straight St Paterson NJ 07501

Family Support

Food

  • St. Paul’s Community Development Corporation
    Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
    456 Van Houten St Paterson NJ 07505
    973-710-3900 x 425
     

  • Father English Food Pantry (Catholic Charities) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00 a.m. -12:00 a.m., Friday 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    435 Main Street 973-279-7100

Legal & Identification 
(City offices open Monday, Wednesday & Friday,

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m)

  • Birth Certificate
    Division of Health and Vital Statistics
    176 Broadway Ave Paterson NJ 07501
    973-321-1277 option 2
     

  • Municipal ID
    Division of Health and Vital Statistics
    125 Ellison Street Paterson NJ
    973-321-1242

  • Catholic Family & Community Services (Catholic Charities)
    24 DeGrasse Street Paterson NJ 07505
    973-279-7100  cfcsinfo@catholiccharities.org